Captain Taylor Found Guilty of Rape

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Air Force Captain Devery L. Taylor has been found guilty of raping four men and attempting to rape two others. Apparently the nine-person jury didn’t buy his account, namely: he had consensual sex with five of the men and the sixth raped him. For her part, Taylor’s lawyer said Taylor’s only crime was being gay and breaking Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. The men, however, say he’s guilty of much more than that – they said Taylor drugged them and tried to take advantage of them.

Now that he’s been found guilty of such a vile violation, Taylor can look forward to some quiet time behind bars. While certainly we’re happy whenever a rapist gets what he or she deserves, we’re a little sad about this story – we imagine that Taylor probably wouldn’t have gone to such desperate measures if the military allowed gays to openly serve. But, it doesn’t and Taylor raped four men and now he’s going to jail. Maybe this will help reverse Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell or, of course, it could just reinforce negative stereotypes about gays in the military. Only time will tell…

As for Taylor’s punishment – he faces a maximum of life behind bars. Sentencing begins today…